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Mar 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
the globe watched in 1997 as world champion gary kasparov lost to a super computer named deep blue. fans of a japanese variant of the game followed along last year when a retired master lost to another computer. he died in december of cancer. he left other players this message. >> he was already retired when he lost, so no professional player has lost to a computer. but that could well change with a competition under way now. nhk world reports. >> reporter: shogi players face an endless amount of choices on every move. the game has turned to the tenth power more patterns than chess. shogi shares the same roots as chess. they both come from an indian game that arose in the sixth century. the biggest difference between shogi and other variants is the drop rule. captured pieces can be returned to the board to be reused as one's own. some of the game's top players are testing their abilities against computers. he is just 18 years old. he lined up against a developer. and his program. amateur developers such as takiushi and professionals from universities and corporations have been fine
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